Category Archives: Announcements

First PTA meeting for 2018-19

Please join us this Thursday @ 6:00 PM for the first PTA meeting of 2018-19.

Harry Stone gets high marks from TEA

In a great note for the start of the school year, Harry Stone’s elementary and middle grades both received high marks on the TEA report cards. Elementary received a 94 out of 100 overall, and the middle grades received a 92.

This overall grade is a combination of 3 scores in different areas. For more information (and reports for other schools), visit the TEA report cards site linked below.

Elementary:

https://txschools.org/schools/057905212/overview

Middle:

https://txschools.org/schools/057905066/overview

Meet the Teacher 2018-19

Harry Stone’s Open House for the start of the 2018-19 school year is tomorrow night, Thursday, from 5-8 PM.

Come by and meet your teachers, and of course, join the PTA!

Daddy Daughter Dance 2018

This year’s theme is Back to the 80s!

Friday, May 11, 2018, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm @ Stone’s Time Machine Gym
Cost $20 per couple, plus $5.00 each additional daughter.

Please pay online here, so we have a better idea of how many are coming.

See the flyer: 2018 Daddy Daughter Flyer.

IB turns 50!

The International Baccalaureate turns 50 years old this year. 

Read more: http://www.ibo.org/50years/#1968

Find Harry Stone across social media

Keep up with school activities on a variety of social media. Find Harry Stone on your choice:

Find Harry Stone on Facebook, Twitter (@HsmaWorld) & Instagram

2018-19 School calendar available

The district’s 2018-19 school calendar is now available.

See the approved Dallas ISD calendar for 2018–2019 school year

Important dates for the Dallas ISD calendar include:

  • First day for students: Aug. 20
  • Two fair days for all students. Stone’s days: Elementary Fair Day is Friday, Oct. 12, and Professional development day (students off) on Secondary Fair Day Friday, Oct. 19.
  • Thanksgiving Break the week of Nov. 19–23
  • For Winter Break students are out Dec. 20–Jan. 8
  • Spring break, March 11–15
  • Staff/student holidays on Sept. 3, Jan. 21, Feb. 18 and May 27
  • Inclement weather makeup days on April 19 and 22

HEB’s Excellence in Education Awards

HEB’s Excellence in Education Award nominations are open. An opportunity to recognize a teacher or other other public school professional you think is deserving. With our wonder school staff, there is bound to be someone you can think of worth a few minutes for a nomination.

Nominate an Outstanding Public School Professional!

Do you know an extraordinary teacher, principal, school board, school district or early childhood facility that goes the extra mile to ensure students are successful? Nominate them now for H-E-B’s Excellence in Education Awards!
For the past 15 years, H-E-B has honored outstanding public school professionals for their dedication and commitment. Through this program, H-E-B pays tribute to those educators who serve their students and communities and who inspire others to do the same. Visit the H-E-B website for more information
The deadline for nominations is Sunday, October 22. 

Advantages of the IB Middle Years Program

In a recent report on a set of studies involving IB, a number of positive results were reported, including indications “that a higher percentage of MYP students achieved proficient or advanced performance on mathematics and science assessments.”

A significant set of the results from observation conducted here in Texas supported IB as generally involving better student engagement.

Additionally, “teachers reported that on the whole they believed the MYP benefited students by encouraging higher order thinking and educating the whole child. ”

For more details, see the report on the IB web site: http://www.ibo.org/globalassets/publications/ib-research/mypkeyfindingssheetweb-3.pdf

First PTA meeting for 2017-18

Please join us this Thursday evening, 9/14/2017 @ 6 PM for the first PTA meeting for the year. We’ll have speakers in to discuss expectations from the various grade levels, and the current state of the school as we get this new school year going.

Thanks, and hope to see you there.